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5 Reasons Why Hiring Freelancers is the Next Best Move for Your Company

As an employer, you’ve likely been hearing quite a bit about The Great Resignation, and perhaps even dealing with the aftereffects of it in your own business.

Millions of workers– in fact, nearly 50 million– quit their jobs in 2021, with many of them switching career paths or finding a better fit in terms of scheduling, compensation, and office culture. This mass exodus of workers puts the pressure on employers to make their companies a more appealing fit in order to attract and retain employees, which often means shelling out more money in salaries and benefits.

The COVID-19 pandemic also contributed to the United States’ current labor shortage. Many women found themselves with no other option than to quit their jobs in order to stay home to supervise their kids as schools shifted to remote learning. Hoping to still bring in money to support their families, the option of freelancing became more appealing to millions of people, but especially women, when premier workforce replacement solutions like SmartMomGig.com were developed to facilitate the freelancing process. 

If you’re hearing more and more about hiring freelance and gig workers, but don’t know where to start, we’ve compiled some of the most important information to help you find the best talent.

  1. Ease of Access

The gig economy has existed for many years, with companies hiring independent contractors to work during their own schedules to complete various tasks like driving customers to a destination or delivering food and groceries.

Freelancing on the web has also been around for a long time, with various freelance sourcing services available. The problem with most of them is quality, since anyone can sign up as a freelancer.

SmartMomGig.com has collected a pool of over a thousand experts who are ready to hire. The service is designed to help business owners easily find quality workers to complete projects without taking a gamble on some of the other popular freelancing sites.

  1. Cost-Effectiveness

Hiring full-time employees often costs employers extra, even beyond salary requirements. Full-time employees often require health benefits, paid time off, and office space.

Because freelancers don’t work in-office, they don’t require any office space from employers. They’re also “demand workers”, which means they only work temporarily for the duration of a project or task. That means employers aren’t responsible for paid time off or benefits, either.

  1. Efficiency

In-office, full-time employees are often required to wear many hats and take care of a variety of tasks throughout the workday. An employee who’s responsible for the completion of an important project but who is also in charge of answering client phone calls, for example, will experience an interruption in productivity and focus when they have to stop working.

Freelancers are experts in the skill they’re contributing to your company’s project, and that’s their responsibility. They may have other freelance projects in their queue, but there’s nothing immediate to distract them from the work at hand.

  1. Better Deliverables, Done Faster

Interrupted productivity can greatly impact the quality of any project. Due to freelancers’ ability to set their own schedules, their work is completed only when they have the chance to truly focus, which leads to better results.

Not being limited to the typical 9-5 schedule also means that deliverables can be completed over nights and weekends– getting projects completed much more quickly to make clients happy.

On SmartMomGig.com, employers can browse resumes and choose who they’d like to hire based on work quality and experience levels, rather than taking their word for it. Founder Dawn Wellott says, “We’ll find the talent you need and manage the tasks or projects for you until completion. You will simply get exactly what you need, when you need it, from start to finish.”

  1. New Perspectives

SmartMomGig.com’s freelancers hail from all over the United States. When hiring in person, employers are usually limited to people available in their immediate geographical area, but freelancers can theoretically come from anywhere.

This access to diversity means that you might find a fresh perspective or new ideas for a project, solving creative problems and increasing client satisfaction.

A Win-Win Scenario

Ultimately, hiring freelancers is a smart move for employers who are looking to reduce overhead and increase efficiency without compromising the quality of their deliverables. Using a trusted service like SmartMomGig.com helps to ensure that the work will be completed fast by a true expert. As an employer, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t start utilizing a freelance service sooner.
To learn more about SmartMomGig, visit SmartMomGig.com, call 720-885-6377, follow along on Facebook and LinkedIn, or reach out to dawn.wellott@smartmomgig.com.

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